Group photo taken after the official launching of the Christmas Wish Tree with YB Datuk Lee Kim Shin (8th from right) and Marc Cosyns (next to YB Datuk Lee).

by James TC Wong, 4th Miri

NOV 28, MIRI – Last evening 4th Miri Coy was invited to the official launching of the Christmas Wish Tree project at Miri Marriott Resort & Spa.

As an annual event of Miri Marriott’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) community service, more than two thousand special and needy children in Miri have benefited from the Christmas Wish Tree project since its inception in 2006.

4th Miri Coy is a partner of the hotel this year by providing a list of 50 recipients from SK Pujut Corner.

The guest-of-honor YB Datuk Lee Kim Shin, the Assistant Minister of Social Development and Assistant Minister of Communication of Sarawak, lighted up the Christmas Tree together with Marc Cosyns, the General Manager of Miri Marriott.

In his speech, Datuk Lee thanked and congratulated the hotel for helping the needy. He also reiterated that Miri Marriott is leading by a fine example in their CSR and commended their staff. “Considering ourselves fortunate, let us not forget the needy children as we celebrate the coming Christmas,” he said as he summed up his speech.

“This year we have 280 beneficiaries from the Miri Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Sunflower Centre, Miri Hospital’s Pediatric Ward and SK Pujut Corner,” said Cosyns. “All the children’s wishes are displayed along with their photographs on our Christmas Wish Tree. From now until 31 December, hotel guests and public are welcomed to sponsor the children wishes, either by purchasing their gift or making cash contributions towards their purchase,” he added. “Let’s jointly make the children Christmas Wish come true!”